Tuesday, February 19, 2013

D&D White Box to be reprinted!!!!!!!

The OSR is new again! Coming in November, a wood box and all three original Dungeons & Dragons booklets and four supplements. From Wizards official announcement:
This deluxe, premium reprint of the original "White Box" features new packaging and includes the following seven booklets (plus, reference sheets):
  • Volume 1: Men & Magic 
  • Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure 
  • Volume 3: Underworld & Wilderness Adventures 
  • Supplement I: Greyhawk 
  • Supplement II: Blackmoor 
  • Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry 
  • Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes 
Each booklet features new cover art but is otherwise a faithful reproduction of the original, including original interior art. 
If you look carefully there are EIGHT (not seven) booklets. What could the "new" one be?  Price is set at $150 US / $172 Canadian - start saving your pennies kids!

Hat tip to Geekdad


Daddy Grognard said...

So in future, will this iteration of OD&D be known as Wood Box?

Jay said...

It certainly could be. Though, if you look at the comments in that Wired article, Frank Mentzer himself chimed in to say that the first three printings WERE wooden boxes. The white box wasn't until the fourth printing.

Having never laid my hands on an original edition (and not knowing page counts) I'm curious if the price seems reasonable.

Captain Rufus said...

Wouldn't the last book be the miniatures rules? Most likely that or Chainmail.

Jay said...

You could be right. The site does say (plus, reference sheets) which, I would hope are just loose and not in a booklet form.